Bernie Lions Club Annual Dinner

Honoring Korean & Vietnam Era Veterans

Friday, October 2, 2009


The Bernie Lions Club honored the Korean & Vietnam Era Veterans this year in their annual dinner.  The evening started with a welcome from Lions Club President, Marcus Norden.  Marcus also introduced the night's speaker, Judge Norman Swafford, who was also one of the honorees.


Bernie area Veterans of the Korean & Vietnam Era proudly accept their plaques of honor and appreciation given to them by the Bernie Lions Club



Honorees were given a standing ovation from the attendees of the dinner as a show of support


The Lions Club hosted the Gabe Pointer Memorial 9-Hole Golf Tournament earlier in the day.  Bud McKuin  presented winners of the various categories with their prizes.  


Various Pictures of the Evening

Mike Fritts proudly displays his plaque as L.B. Williams and wife display his.  L.B. was also honored for being the oldest veteran present.  Wayne Freed, Debbie Swafford, and Rick Kennedy stop to pose for a picture.



Elsie Pointer, wife of the late Gabe Pointer, and her family were special guests of the evening.  Elsie was a beloved member of the Bernie School System for many years.


Thank You to Sponsors for Supporting the Bernie Lions Club and the Bernie Community:

Rick's Machine Shop ** Freed's Body Shop ** AG Venture-Mayberry Seed Co. ** Farm Credit Services ** Barry Aycock** 1st Community Bank ** Overturf Health Mart ** Bernie Storage ** Dennis Wilson, Attorney at Law ** BPS Telephone ** MFA Grain ** MFA Oil and Propane ** Mac's Engineering ** Rainey Mathis Funeral Home ** 1st Community Insurance Group ** Tilmon's Garage ** Stoddard County Gin ** Robin Phelan Rogers, Attorney at Law ** Quality Center ** County-Wide Abstract & Title Co. **  Allen Christian ** Beaird Insurance ** Montgomery Bank ** McKuin Lumber Co.  ** Ames/True Temper ** Winchester Place ** First Commercial Bank** Jim Stuever Farms ** First Midwest Bank ** MeMe's** Kenneth Walters  **  Moore's Distributing  ** Tanner Seed Co. ** Swafford Photography